Michael Gahler

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Michael Gahler
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Member of the European Parliament for Germany
Incumbent
Assumed office
1999
Personal details
Born (1960-04-22) 22 April 1960 (age 53)
Frankfurt
Political party Christian Democratic Union, European People's Party
Profession Lawyer, diplomat

Michael Gahler (born April 22, 1960 Frankfurt/Main) is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament for Hesse. He is a member of the conservative Christian Democratic Union, part of the European People's Party.

He studied in Mainz and Dijon (1981-87) before training as a lawyer. He joined the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1990, moved to work for the CDU in 1993. He has been a politician since 1986, when he won a seat on the city council of Hattersheim. He was elected to the European Parliament in 1999.

He is Vice-President of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the ACP–EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly and a member of the Subcommittee on Human Rights and the delegation for relations with Iran.

He is a signatory of the Prague Declaration on European Conscience and Communism.[1]

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